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ANAB Unveils a New Face

Monday, 16 February 2015
ASR Editor
In an effort to become more recognizable, ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) has redesigned their logo to include a splash of red.

ASR Clients will begin to see the new logo when they receive initial certification or are recertified. Registrars will have until the end of 2017 to transition certificates to the new ANAB logo.

Second Party Auditing Services

Friday, 14 October 2016
ASR Editor
Did you know that ASR provides second-party auditing services?

Audit services include internal auditing, gap analysis, pre-assessments, IATF 16949 supplier audits, and the CQI customer specific audit series including 8, 9, 11, and 12. Click here for a complete list of the special process assessments.

ISO Re-Certification Count Down

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
ASR Editor
Keep These Transition Dates Handy!

ISO 13485 - Revised Medical Device Standard Soon To Be Released

Monday, 25 January 2016
ASR Editor
Medical device 4Sometime in the first quarter of 2016 we will see the release of ISO 13485 for medical device manufacturers. The final voting on the ISO 13485 was concluded December 29, 2015 and now we will wait for the official release in 2016. 

Minor clerical changes are permitted but no significant technical changes should occur.  

Behind the Scenes with ISO/TS 16949

Thursday, 16 May 2013
ASR Editor
ISO/TS 16949 Rules 3rd Edition will be updated during 2013 for release in 2014 as TS Rules 4th Edition.

ASR Customer Evaluation & Continuous Improvement Form

Thursday, 06 March 2014
ASR Editor

Please download the form below, fill it out and email it back to us.

ASR Has Been Selected...

Monday, 05 August 2013
ASR Editor
ASR was invited to participate in a special meeting with the IAOB to review the draft 4th edition TS 16949 rules document and offer suggested revisions.

Standards Revision: ISO 14001:2015

Wednesday, 23 September 2015
ASR Editor
Dear ASR clients:

The new ISO 14001:2015 standard was published on September 15, 2015.
Required timing for client transition: No later than September 15, 2018

American Systems Registrar (ASR) plans to begin conducting audits to ISO 14001:2015 in January of 2016.

ASR Customer Satisfaction Survey

Saturday, 11 May 2013
ASR Editor
Our continual improvement process includes periodic client surveys.  Our recent survey covered Overall Satisfaction, Auditor Satisfaction, Needs Met, Auditor Knowledge.

Transferring Your Certification

Monday, 16 February 2015
ASR Editor

Transferring your Certification to ASR is easy.

ASR regularly receives requests from organizations seeking to transfer their registration certificates because customer service and satisfaction is lacking.

ASR's transfer process is simple:

Step 1 – Send us some basic information about your organization (you can use the ASR website or email to dave@asrworldwide.com) or better yet, pick up the phone (888-891-9002) and talk immediately to either Dave Gawlak or Tom Droog and they will help with the completion of the information needed.

Heads Up - ISO 9001:2008 Certificates Expire September 15, 2018

Wednesday, 11 November 2015
ASR Editor
All ISO 9001:2008 QMS certificates expire September 15, 2018. This is the result of the September 15, 2015 publication of ISO 9001:2015. As a result, client transition to ISO 9001:2015 is NO LATER than September 15, 2018. This gives clients 3 years to transition their system.

All certificates issued to ISO 9001:2008 after September 15, 2015 will expire on September 15, 2018. Once an upgrade audit has occurred the expiration date will be modified to reflect a three year certificate.

Big Impact to TS 16949 Clients

Thursday, 07 November 2013
ASR Editor
2013 Audit Update for IATF - Effective October 1, 2013 the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) released updated audit rules that will greatly impact third-party audits of automotive suppliers.

ASR Promotes Online ISO Training from OSt

Thursday, 07 November 2013
ASR Editor
WYOMING, Mich. – November 11, 2013 – American Systems Registrar today announced an agreement with Online Standards Training effective immediately.

New Rules for ISO/TS 16949

Monday, 10 February 2014
ASR Editor
Effective April 1, 2014, ASR will begin auditing against the new ISO/TS 16949 rules.

ASR prepared an informational piece regarding the updated rules and within the last 30 days e-mailed it to automotive clients. If you have questions or did not receive the e-mail, contact Dave Gawlak or Tom Droog at ASR.

ISO 9001:2015 Update

Monday, 16 February 2015
ASR Editor

While You Wait for ISO 9001:2015.....

As mentioned in a previous article, a major revision to ISO 9001 is the replacement of prevention action in favor of risk. There is NO requirement for standardize risk management, however each organization will need to identify and act upon risks to their operation.
Organizations might take this opportunity while waiting for release of 2015 to begin addressing risk or the "effect of uncertainty on expected results." In the 2015 revision of ISO 9001, risk is addressed as risk to your business, product(s) that the organization manufactures or distributes, and customer satisfaction.

Risk is generally thought as a negative, but risk-based thinking may help to identify positive opportunities. Organizations might consider risk to the strategic direction of the operation, external risk to customers and interested parties, internal risk to processes and products.
Some of the personnel responsible for risk include:

UPDATE - ISO 9001 moves on to final draft stage

Friday, 07 November 2014
ASR Editor
WATCH THIS VIDEO:
Nigel Croft, Chair of the ISO subcommittee revising ISO 9001, gives an update on where we are at with the latest revision of the standard (expected in 2015), following the results of a vote which approved the latest draft to progress to the final stage in the revision: FDIS (Final Draft International Standard).

Standards Revision: ISO 9001:2015

Wednesday, 23 September 2015
ASR Editor
Dear ASR clients:

The new ISO 9001:2015 standard was published on September 15, 2015 (available 9/23/2015)
Required timing for client transition: No later than September 15, 2018

American Systems Registrar (ASR) plans to begin conducting audits to ISO 9001:2015 in January of 2016.

ASR will be recommending clients to transition to ISO 9001:2015 at their recertification audit if possible. Clients that transition at recertification time will not incur additional audit time. Clients may choose to transition at a surveillance audit or at a special audit at any time during the audit cycle. Additional audit time will be required to cover the review of changes to the quality management system. The additional time would be dependent on the size of the organization.

F-3000 Nonconformance Response

Thursday, 17 November 2011
ASR Editor
Below highlights the changes that have been made to the ASR Nonconformance Report (F-3000).

New ANAB Logo Effective January 1, 2016

Thursday, 30 July 2015
ASR Editor
Accredited organizations using ASR's logo and the ANAB logo on their respective stationery, marketing materials, and electronic media/websites will need to replace the ANAB logo by December 31, 2017. Use of the ANAB logo and the ASR logo is optional.

Quality/Business Management Standards

Monday, 16 February 2015
ASR Editor
It is anticipated that in the next two years many of the quality management system standards will be revised.

As part of that process, users should keep in mind that in most cases there will be a three year implementation phase negating a grand rush to implement new or revised documents.
When revised standards are released, organizations will want to review the standard with all appropriate personnel, fully understand the scope of the changes, develop an action plan, and gradually implement.
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